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Palacio Nacional de Mafra

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Address: Terreiro D. Joao V, Mafra 2640, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 26 181 75 50
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Wonderful palace

Extremely beautiful and very well preserved, this palace deserves you spending some time off Lisbon. The city itself, Mafra, and the nearby beach, Ericeira also deserve a lot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Lisbon District, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Extremely beautiful and very well preserved, this palace deserves you spending some time off Lisbon. The city itself, Mafra, and the nearby beach, Ericeira also deserve a lot of attention. Be aware of the wonderful fish and cakes made by following very ancient recipes. But the palace itself is amazing. The rooms are all decorated precisely as they used to... More 

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Neston, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We did not know hat to expect. The building is enormous and visible for miles around. We did an unaccompanied tour. There was so much to see. I was particularly taken with the library. Allow a full morning or afternoon.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We went here thinking we would spend an hour en route to our next destination but we spent two hours absorbing what is an amazing place. A combination of church and palace that is fascinating. If you think it is a little too far to get to the library make the effort - it is THE most staggering space. We... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The history of the place is interesting, you can take the offical tour or take it on your own. my favourite part was the library i even cried, so magnificent.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Mafra National Palace deserves some extra effort to go a bit out of Lisbon usual touristic routes. Mafra is not so far from Lisbon, and you can take as well the opportunity to pay a visit to the National Park (Tapada Nacional de Mafra)

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Odivelas, Portugal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Mafra it's a small but very pleasant village to visit. All the complex (Palace, Monastery, Library and church) worth the visit. It has not much furniture inside, but the existing one is nice. It has lots of history and all the rooms and the explanation aren't enough. So, could have some more detailed information, provided by an audio guide or... More 

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queluz portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Palace is quite large and, if you do not go with a guide it is advisable to read something about it. It has lots of history and all the rooms have an explanation. It particularly liked the library and the nursery. Very peculiar. The story of the bats in the library is real and interesting. Don´t forget the basilica... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It is about 40min drive from Lisbon so if you have the time, this palace is worth a visit. Its architecture's greatness is impressive. The best part is definitely the Library. There is a lot of history in it, make sure you read the panels.

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

After visiting the sights within the city we went to Mafra and it was definitely worth the €6 cost. If you're a student it's just €3 and parking is free for the first hour then just €2 will cover you all day. The palace is amazing. I have visited many stately homes and this is near the top of my... More 

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

O Palácio Nacional de Mafra is located in the region of Mafra, in the Lisbon district, this at about 25 kilometres of Lisbon and they started the building of the Palace in the year 1717 in the Barock style, this by using 52.000 workers, and it is not only a palace, you will find a convent, a library, a basilica... More 

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